Fall Magic Came Early

Fall 2021 begins September 22. Should I wait to experience its magic?

Same Tree from last year, just feels different this year. Not every Holiday and Season will be the same. Time, people, events…something always changes.

Should I wait to see it’s beautiful colors of orange, yellows, reds, greens and purple?

Same Decors. Different arrangements. Same Season. Different moments.

Should I wait to smell its fragrance of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and of course …pumpkins?

Indulge on what inspires you.

Should I wait to taste its delicious food and beverages like Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Been savoring Fall’s yummy concoctions for the past 2 weeks. Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer, taste the same as the $5.25 per Grande size Starbuck’s store version. Fall flavor 4 less.

Should I wait to experience the unique blend of Happiness that it brings?

It’s not just about me when it comes to sharing happiness…so from the outside, I hope it brings to the viewer the joy and warmth I’m enjoying from the inside.

No, Nah, Nada, Nevah…on waiting!

I can stay in the dark, hidden, trapped, sad, angry, be a victim of people and circumstances…

So, at 5:45 A.M., I turned on our Fall Tree lights because I want to, I need to, I love to. Early Bird gets to catch the first batch of magic.

No one should wait for their magic to happen. With what is going on in our homes, community, country and the World, we need all the magic we can get…now!

…or I can step into the light and try mending the broken best parts of me.

18 months of the Pandemic taught me to live in the now and make my dreams happen with a sense of urgency.

“We’ve lived several months of Emergency Disaster. Some places still do. Knowing another Emergency is just around the corner, waiting for what matters and what’s important shouldn’t have to wait. Should be just as emergent.”

Fall Gnome sitting on top of a Holiday Truck. We bought the truck last Christmas. A bit of creativity, it becomes a Fall Harvest Truck.

I should have done them sooner and more, but I’m grateful because God gave me plenty of chances to bring to life many of what my heart has always wanted.

The signs are not random. They are meant to open our eyes to the things we missed or will be missing. Many didn’t get to live their dreams because they waited too long. Many didn’t get to share more of their light and joy because no one took the time to show them that they have it all along. To care and be kind…it’s in our DNA. To be grateful for every blessing no matter small…also in our DNA. We can be better.

I choose to celebrate Life bigger, sooner, longer, deeper, more spontaneous because I don’t know what happens to me and those I love next week, next month, next year.

We like a window with a nice, good view, people also like to watch from where they are standing a view that is nice and good. If only everyone gives back, the view will be equally beautiful on both sides. Another Season, another chance. Will it be different this time? I really don’t know. I hope so.

This is my truth. Don’t care if it’s weird. Don’t care if it it doesn’t follow the norms. At the end of a dream, who felt happier, won. Who missed it, lost. And I’m tired of losing. I needed more wins.

Life has never been more urgent. No more waiting for good things to simply happen.

Home is where my Heart is okay to be happy. Home is where I get to create stories where anything is possible. Home is where my inner light is welcome to shine honestly. Home means I don’t have to choose because Home understands and welcomes all. Magic is Home Sweet Home.

“I almost ran out of flicker to my flame. Then God showed me how dark, sad and cold it already is. My fire is taking baby steps. I’m not as young, patient, tolerant and forgiving as I used to be. I needed more time to heal. The wounds, too scarred, too deep. I needed more time to forgive and be braver on happiness. The hope, that my flame will burn brighter to light every corner and every room in my mind, heart and soul.”

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34 Responses to Fall Magic Came Early

  1. Oh my, really love the accessories of autumn and Christmas.

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  2. Diti Sen says:

    Absolutely. Agree completely with you. And this is mostly possible in any part of the world by anyone, except in some desperate situations.


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  4. The fall is my favourite time of the year. It seems like it’s only here for a second before winter comes. The leaves have started to change and the days are getting longer. It definitely is starting to feel like fall.


  5. There are no rules or norms for anything how to feel about autumn, when the magic happens than you follow it with your heart and your senses. I can feel the joy within you, with all your wonderful warm and colorful pictures. Enjoy this season with all your senses, it’s a beautiful time of the year.


  6. Ab says:

    I remember reading your post last autumn when you had set up your autumn tree. Has it already been one year our last autumn? I find this year has flown by so so quickly.

    Good for you for getting up and setting up your autumn tree. The colours are vibrant and bring a lot of joy! That is the one thing I love about fall, nature gives you one last burst of fire and beauty before the winter.

    I hope these fiery colours sustain you through the next few weeks and months. Blink and before you know it, it will be Spring and summer roadtrip season again. 😊👍

    PS. Thank you for the link. I am very touched by the gesture.

    Have a great week and hope it flies by to the weekend again.


    • Thanks. Celebrating the Seasons helped me deal with the Stress and sadness of life and events. It’s part of my adventure escape, and it works. I think it’s really important to try making each month memorable because not only are they eager to fly us by, but also we can’t predict what happens between now and next year .

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  7. Love your fall decor! Beautiful!!! I’m putting ours up this weekend. I don’t want to wait either. I’ve been eyeing my pumpkin smoothie recipe and will have to make one while decorate 😊


  8. Laura says:

    What a beautiful post, and allowing yourself to enjoy it when it feels good for you, perfect. That is what life is all about, no norms, no following protocol just being inspired and then following that inspiration, it feels so good. I love seeing all of the images with beautiful colors and your thoughts about the season change, because for me Autumn is my favorite season and a time for change, something I’ve always gravitated towards. Happy Fall!


    • Happy Fall. I always believe that when we want the magic and happiness of the seasons, we don’t wait. We make it happen. It can be anytime, anyhow our heart wants to celebrate them. We are the boss to our own magic. I think creating ways to bring to life with excitement and awe Seasons helps in anyone’s well being. So much negativity around us, we need a change of scenery and ambiance. We need all the magic we could get. Thanks.

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  9. Love the tree! I am decorating for fall this weekend 🙂


    • It will be a lot of fun. It’s nice to look forward of a season that has many joyful possibilities. Stores are actually enticing people to make Fall as festive as it can be. With all the bad news, we need to create something beautiful and good in our home and hearts. Thanks.


  10. Lovely tree. I was wondering how you planned to hasten on a season.


  11. Diti Sen says:

    Thanks for sharing this warm and wonderful view from inside your window and your truths. Spreads hope and light.


    • Your welcome and thank you too. We need all the magic we can get nowadays. If celebrating the seasons makes us happier, we should. It’s it’s food, we savor and indulge, in moderation of course. Life has never been shorter and important.

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  12. More wins, more pleasure, more beauty, more appreciation, more joy!

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  13. SamSahana says:

    Wonderful wonderful pictures! 👌

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  14. ourcrossings says:

    Indulge on what inspires you I couldn’t have sad it better! Autumn is a beautiful time of year. Yes, it’s always sad that summer is over, but that doesn’t mean Fall isn’t worthy of the same affection. The leaves change from green to an incredible display of vibrant colors, just as your cheeks get a little ruddy from the colder weather. To me, Fall is a time of preparation for rebirth. Bears fatten up for the long winter hibernation, squirrels stockpile acorns, and trees shed their leaves to make themselves heartier for the coming cold.

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    • Your words made me long more of Fall. I can’t wait for the Pumpkins and Fall Foliage. It’s still kind of Summer here in California. Perhaps in October, more of Fall’s magic will be more visible. Thank you.

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